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Safari - An African Wildlife Encounter

by Andrew Skeoch

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Come on Safari, and get close up to Africa's amazing wildlife!

Our listening safari begins in the pre-dawn with gentle birdsong including Morning-thrushes, the haunting wail of hyenas and the trumpeting of an elephant. As we journey out onto the savannah and woodlands, we hear the calls of impala and monkeys, herds of wildebeest on migration, the braying of zebras and the mighty roars of a pride of lions.

Birdsong abounds, including animated flocks of social weaver birds. At the end of a day, we are treated to a gruff cacophony from hippos wallowing in a pool, the cries of bush babies, and the low growls of a secretive leopard.

These recordings present some of the highlights from nearly 2 months of recording in Africa. Our microphones spent many hours out in the landscape, risking their existence to capture these sounds. They survived, and we were lucky to get some very up-close and atmospheric recordings of wildlife, often of animals literally walking past the microphones!

This album is not for the faint-hearted, or those seeking a relaxing listen, but it does offer a fascinating experience of the real wild Africa.


released February 15, 2012

Recording locations:
Tarangire, Katavi and Ruaha National Parks, Tanzania


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Andrew Skeoch Australia

Andrew is a master wildlife field recordist. For over 30 years, he and partner / photographer Sarah Koschak have been documenting the voices of the world's ecosystems and wild creatures. The resulting recordings have been published through their dedicated label: Listening Earth ... more

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